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Gelechia muscosella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Gelechia
Similar  Gelechia hippophaella, Prolita sexpunctella, Gelechia

Gelechia muscosella, the grey sallow groundling, is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is widely distributed in Europe (except the Mediterranean region). Outside of Europe, it is found in the Caucasus, Siberia and the Russian Far East. The habitat consists of damp fenlands and shingle beaches.

The wingspan is 14–18 mm. Adults are on wing from mid-June to early September.

The larvae feed on Salix and Populus species. They feed in the catkins of their host plant.

References

Gelechia muscosella Wikipedia


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